For the African species named T. leucocephala, see white-headed babbler



The yellow-billed babbler or white-headed babbler (Turdoides affinis) is a member of the Leiothrichidae family endemic to southern India and Sri Lanka. The yellow-billed babbler is a common resident breeding bird in Sri Lanka and southern India. Its habitat is scrub, cultivation and garden land. This species, like most babblers, is not migratory, and has short rounded wings and a weak flight and is usually seen calling and foraging in groups. It is often mistaken for the jungle babbler, whose range overlaps in parts of southern India, although it has a distinctive call and tends to be found in more vegetated habitats. Its name is also confused with T. leucocephala, which is also known as white-headed babbler.



Yellow-billed Babbler
Date Location Count
2020-11-01 07:22End Point - Manipal3
2020-11-03 16:09Manchi Road2
2020-11-07 11:09Kamanabail2
2020-11-03 17:04Aranthode4
2020-11-24 15:45Peralathvayal4
2020-11-05 11:11Chemmattamvayal5
2020-11-11 09:45Manhampothi hills7
2020-11-22 17:36Udinur Vayal2
2020-11-26 15:28Kuniyan Wetlands5
2020-11-27 13:22Payyanur College4
2020-11-25 07:10Madayi Para6
2020-11-26 06:30Kattampally8
2020-10-31 06:44Mappila Bay5
2020-11-21 08:30Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary4
2020-11-25 07:46Vattappoyil
2020-11-03 16:15Mambaram6
2020-11-03 08:30KANAKAMALA12
2020-10-30 16:36Poyiloor7
2020-11-04 08:59Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary2
2020-11-17 06:55PARAMBINKAD HILLS, Kavumthara,Kozhikode, IN-KL5
2020-11-26 07:35Kozhikode Forest Division--Janakikkad4
2020-11-25 17:24Malabar Medical College, Modakkallur, kozhikode Kerala9
2020-11-14 09:08Ponkunnu Hill, Kakkur6
2020-11-28 11:03Tungabhadra Right Canal2
2020-11-26 07:07Vazhoorhills,Vazhayur, Kerala8
2020-11-15 08:36Bonal Lake Bird Sanctuary3
2020-11-11 07:27Ponnani Beach8
2020-11-12 06:41Thirunavaya--Bandar kadavu18
2020-11-22 07:12Kole Wetlands--Uppungal (Malappuram)8
2020-11-27 16:24Kuttippuram--Sandflats5
2020-11-23 07:49Kumaranellur5
2020-11-11 16:45Kulamukku Kaayal7
2020-11-16 16:00Chirankara pond11
2020-11-28 07:00Komangalam wetland and adjacent woody zone, Koottanad6
2020-11-18 17:13Kole Wetlands--Ayanikkad4
2020-11-26 16:43Thrissur Government Medical College9
2020-11-27 15:38Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS)6
2020-11-22 07:28Kodikuthimala7
2020-11-05 08:43Karkkidamkunnu5
2020-11-01 17:25Kerala Agricultural University--Krishi Vignyan Kendra6
2020-11-25 17:09College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences5
2020-11-12 17:04Kerala Agricultural University--ACCER5
2020-11-27 06:34Cheerakavu6
2020-11-11 16:27Kerala Agricultural University--General Area7
2020-10-30 07:15K Hemmanahalli ಕೆ ಹೆಮ್ಮನಹಳ್ಳಿ15
2020-11-15 06:20Mugana Hundi ಮೂಗನ ಹುಂಡಿ2
2020-11-27 08:10Basavanahalli6
2020-11-23 07:30Mysore City Bird Atlas 29A South of Water Tank RT Nagar4
2020-11-12 16:32Kadamakudy--Valiya Kadamakkudy1
2020-11-14 07:30Mysore City Bird Atlas 29B, RT Nagar5
2020-11-22 06:59Doora Hosakere ದೂರ ಹೊಸಕೆರೆ10
2020-11-23 17:01Mysore City Bird Atlas 30C, Areca Grove, Behind Rajaji Layout8
2020-11-27 07:32Halalu ಹಲಾಳು6
2020-11-12 07:46Mysore City Bird Atlas 30A, Lingambudhi kere ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ
2020-11-17 07:11Mysore City Bird Atlas 24C, Ramakrishna Nagar K-Block3
2020-11-18 17:38Lingambudhi Kere--Main Entrance. ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ ಮುಖ್ಯ ದ್ವಾರ7
2020-11-27 15:27Mysore City Bird Atlas 30B, Srirampura 2nd Stage4
2020-11-28 07:50Shyadanahalli, Mysore2
2020-11-25 16:54Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and Spiritual Education (RIMSE) & RKM Vidyashala
2020-11-08 07:40Koottilakadavu Branch3
2020-11-02 16:11Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-28 16:44Mysore City Bird Atlas 27A, Chamundi Hill-North west6
2020-11-18 06:48Mysore City Bird Atlas 33A, Chamundi Hill -South8
2020-11-16 06:05Mysore City Bird Atlas 33B, Chamundi Hill South-East4
2020-11-11 06:58Mysore City Bird Atlas 27D, Chamundi Hill -Shiva Temple6
2020-11-27 05:55Kalamassery--HMT Estate Area1
2020-11-13 13:30Byrasandra Hills6
2020-11-26 07:10Muddahalli, Nanjangud Taluka ಮುದ್ದಹಳ್ಳಿ5
2020-11-09 16:42Peringottukurissi--Paddy Fields2
2020-11-01 08:38Silent Valley National Park--Mukkali7
2020-11-12 09:17Bandipur NP--Safari campus2
2020-11-22 16:17Sindhuvalli, Nanjanagudu (ಸಿಂಧುವಳ್ಳಿ)8
2020-11-12 09:26Hangala lake2
2020-11-02 13:16Varuna kere (ವರುಣಾ ಕೆರೆ)5
2020-11-23 15:30Masinagudi--Bokkapuram Road10
2020-11-24 17:24varakodu lake9
2020-11-22 16:35Mattumala Hillock10
2020-11-07 07:00Varakodu Scrub Jungle ವರಕೊಡು ಕುರುಚಲು ಕಾಡು5
2020-11-09 08:40Markonahalli Reservoir5
2020-11-21 07:43Veezhumala Hillocks, RF3
2020-11-06 17:09Chithali palam5
2020-11-01 06:45Agali - Sambarcode16
2020-11-09 13:29Amruthur Chikka Kere10
2020-11-26 07:25Railway Park, Institute Road4
2020-11-07 08:37Konanur Scrub Jungle, ಕೊಣನೂರು ಕುರುಚಲು ಕಾಡು2
2020-11-21 07:34Yadavani, Tumkur Dt10
2020-11-07 07:48Malampuzha -Eagle Owl Point4
2020-11-13 09:05Malampuzha Ring Road (Left hand side)4
2020-11-01 08:38Athikadavu River11
2020-11-08 07:23Muthurayana Kere, Tumkur Dt13
2020-11-21 07:00Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park20
2020-11-22 07:10Narasipuram Forest Checkpost10
2020-11-13 10:17Pannimada: Kanjikode-Malampuzha Road2
2020-11-15 08:561st river feeding Malampuzha dam, Kava4
2020-11-26 10:20Chembana Hillocks, Malampuzha4
2020-11-08 08:01Kava hillside (Nightjar valley), Malampuzha - (10.832, 76.728)6
2020-11-20 15:30Ukkulam Lake8
2020-11-25 07:56Paddy fields near Ilayabhagavathy temple, Kanjikode, Kerala, IN4
2020-11-28 07:40Markalu Kere7
2020-11-21 07:15Perumal Kovil Pathy16
2020-11-02 16:33Government College, Chittur4
2020-11-17 14:31Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore6
2020-11-21 16:15Valiyeri, Kanjikode4
2020-11-03 06:23Deepambudhi Lake7
2020-10-30 07:20Aravenu Village4
2020-11-24 17:37Kanjikode V.V. College Area4
2020-11-04 16:10Eduppukulam Tank5
2020-11-18 08:30Paehathuruthu Nallepilly4
2020-11-01 09:04Chulliyar Reservoir7
2020-11-15 11:05Cholenahalli Kere3
2020-11-28 06:30Anuvavi Murugan Temple16
2020-11-05 16:43Valara Kulam3
2020-11-06 07:10Walayar Reserve Forest6
2020-11-15 12:00KSEB Walayar 110 KV Sub Station Road4
2020-11-15 16:09Meenkara Dam Dual Shutters5
2020-11-01 07:56Meenkara Reservoir5
2020-11-11 16:28Devarayanadurga--Foothills4
2020-11-09 16:00Camp Shristi, Kamalapura5
2020-11-06 07:10Forest Training Institute, Walayar (வன பயிற்சி நிறுவனம், வாலயார்)6
2020-11-22 06:34Kunnam Pitari Reservoir3
2020-11-15 09:28Walayar Lake-Tamil Nadu side6
2020-11-06 13:37Avinashilingam Engineering Campus, Varappalayam12
2020-11-16 07:28Kambalathara Vengalakkayam Reservoir5
2020-11-21 07:15Pachapalayam Dry Grasslands3
2020-11-26 08:26Kolarampathy Lake10
2020-11-22 16:40Perur Puttuveeki Lake6
2020-11-12 06:54Shivagange Betta18
2020-11-23 15:55Krishnampathi Lake, Seeranaickenpalayam7
2020-11-21 08:40Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve1
2020-11-21 07:59Selvampathy Lake3
2020-11-27 10:40Idigarai Outskirts5
2020-11-05 08:51Government High School Marappalam5
2020-11-25 14:32Sengulam Lake, Coimbatore5
2020-10-29 15:46Ukkadam Big Tank, Coimbatore12
2020-10-31 07:30Kurichi Kulam4
2020-11-16 10:30Special Economic Zone,Coimbatore8
2020-11-15 16:11BR Hills--KGudi4
2020-11-16 08:24Govindanur3
2020-11-01 06:38BR Hills--Gorukana8
2020-11-08 07:00Nanjundapuram Area5
2020-11-24 07:10Vellalore Lake25
2020-11-08 07:45Ananthagiri Hills, Vikarabad4
2020-11-12 07:30Singanallur Lake, Coimbatore
2020-11-21 14:52Kalapatti wetland, Coimbatore5
2020-11-04 06:45Ramdevara Betta, Ramanagara5
2020-11-07 06:54Ramdevara Betta, Ramanagara--Ramanagar Climbing Spot6
2020-11-26 08:44Polachira28
2020-11-01 06:30Thippagondanahalli (TG Halli) Reservoir20
2020-11-24 15:05Pallapalayam Lake2
2020-11-22 15:20Sri Revanasideshwara (SRS) Hills5
2020-11-07 06:15Damagundam Reserve Forest, Vikarabad5
2020-11-15 06:25Achankulam18
2020-11-25 09:43Kannampalayam Lake, Coimbatore5
2020-11-25 08:55Pappampatti Grassland3
2020-11-14 16:05Madhure Kere4
2020-11-15 09:05Timbaktu, Anantapur Dt7
2020-11-11 08:00Ardhanari Palayam, Near Anamalai Tiger Reserve4
2020-11-03 06:40Byatha lake4
2020-11-07 07:02Kannahalli Kere9
2020-11-15 08:42Hessaraghatta Kere7
2020-11-09 17:10Hesaraghatta--Mathkur Area2
2020-11-21 16:23Cauvery WLS--Galibore2
2020-11-24 07:28Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary12
2020-11-23 17:33Good Earth Malhar5
2020-11-27 16:42B M Kavalu2
2020-11-15 08:19Aagara-BM Kaval Kere (near Valley School)5
2020-11-11 11:00Omkar Hills Forest6
2020-11-28 06:09Mavathur Kere, Kanakapura10
2020-11-22 09:26Cauvery WLS--Hegeneru State Forest6
2020-10-30 16:00JB Butterfly Garden and Tree Park2
2020-11-25 12:57Turahalli State Forest, Bangalore3
2020-11-21 08:00Cauvery WLS--Arkavathi Bridge4
2020-11-25 06:45Turahalli park6
2020-11-01 07:18Gundanjeneya Swamy Temple8
2020-10-30 07:20Kunderipallam Dam7
2020-11-05 06:45Sabbanahalli (Vatadahosahalli) Kere5
2020-11-16 15:36Turahalli BBMP Water Tank1
2020-11-22 06:13GKVK Campus, Bangalore2
2020-11-23 09:06GKVK Campus--Botanical Garden, Bangalore (only inside garden)2
2020-11-24 05:45Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Campus5
2020-11-10 07:02Thottikallu Falls7
2020-11-24 16:15Rakkiyapalayam Kulam12
2020-11-16 08:13Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Campus--Jubilee Gardens1
2020-11-11 15:00University of Kerala, Kariyavattom5
2020-11-06 07:15Muninagara Dam area3
2020-11-20 07:13Anjanapura Central Park6
2020-11-14 06:45Muninagara Kere6
2020-11-24 13:31Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation6
2020-11-25 11:30Periya Kulam, Udumalpet15
2020-11-06 06:15Akkulam Lake Thiruvananthapuram2
2020-11-12 06:40Sarakki Kere2
2020-11-05 17:16Sobha Suburbia Apartment complex4
2020-11-28 06:56Jakkur Kere5
2020-11-18 06:10Bannerghatta Hilltop6
2020-11-08 06:30Shivanahalli, Bangalore7
2020-11-14 10:05Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary--Chinnar7
2020-10-31 07:10Ragihalli, Bangalore4
2020-11-28 07:15Jaipurdoddi4
2020-11-13 12:30Sinnegoundanpudhur Grassland4
2020-11-05 06:20Madivala Kere2
2020-11-07 06:19Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Bangalore, New Campus2
2020-11-15 08:00Kalkere Lake1
2020-11-03 07:30Venkagirikote Kere3
2020-11-26 09:15Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur1
2020-11-02 06:12Vellayani--Punchakkari Paddy Fields3
2020-10-30 16:55Nettayam Moonnammoodu Road3
2020-11-08 06:50Doddanekundi Kere4
2020-11-15 09:30Sonnapura4
2020-11-19 08:09Saul Kere / Sowl Kere1
2020-11-08 09:08Bettakote Lake4
2020-11-16 09:55Pearl Valley Dam4
2020-11-24 07:15Chinnappanahalli Lake
2020-11-26 06:30Narsapur Reserve Forest10
2020-11-08 06:45Anekal Dodda Kere4
2020-11-24 16:40Uppar Dam8
2020-11-06 07:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad7
2020-11-28 07:30Muthanallur Kere2
2020-11-06 06:30Hoskote / Hosakote Kere4
2020-11-01 07:15Himayat Sagar Lake10
2020-11-07 15:00Meenakshipuram Tank6
2020-11-06 15:57Indian Institute of Rice Research8
2020-11-20 10:33Nehru Zoological Park5
2020-10-30 10:36Vellode Bird Sanctuary, Erode3
2020-11-13 13:00Sholai School1
2020-11-07 12:24Chinna Mettur Area6
2020-11-25 09:00Pannavadi, Mettur3
2020-11-10 12:30Osmania University5
2020-11-09 07:45Mettur Dam View Point10
2020-11-22 16:30Thamaraikulam Tank, Periyakulam7
2020-11-05 06:06BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus1
2020-11-22 08:15Rajapalayam Water Reservoir10
2020-11-14 06:55Antara Gange1
2020-11-09 06:35Vetraya Perumal Koil Area 6
2020-10-31 09:28Agasthyamalai Community Conservation Centre, Manimutharu2
2020-11-09 09:30Pavalathanoor Lake, Tharamangalam11
2020-11-05 13:15Krishnampudur Area6
2020-11-24 15:50Panchayat Union Middle School, Krishnampudur3
2020-11-08 15:50Kawal Tiger Reserve5
2020-11-08 14:00Malleshwaraswamy hills, kamasamundra14
2020-11-17 07:30Mustrahalli Nagesh Dam5
2020-11-25 17:28Dharmapuri Lake, Mathikonpalayam25
2020-11-09 07:51Danishpet Lake1
2020-11-09 06:40Kurumbapatti Zoo to Danishpet via Karungali Village Road4
2020-11-11 06:40Kottanathan Lake, Salem2
2020-11-28 14:55Bethamangalam Reservoir, Kolar Dt6
2020-11-23 06:35Rishi Valley (General Area)8
2020-11-28 11:35Government Arts College, Salem2
2020-11-28 07:29The Central Law College & Surrounds, Salem2
2020-11-28 16:20Rishi Valley--School Campus9
2020-11-25 08:15Kannankurichi (Mookaneri) Lake, Salem7
2020-11-14 13:32Puthu Eari(Lake), Salem6
2020-11-28 06:30Kapputhi7
2020-11-23 10:26Nehru Park21
2020-10-30 06:12PTR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 30
2020-11-16 07:38Jamboothumalai3
2020-10-31 06:08Madakkulam5
2020-11-18 08:00Kovilpapakudi Tank6
2020-10-31 07:48Thirukoodal malai --Thirupparankundram6
2020-11-07 16:25Mullakulam Pond (முல்லை குளம்)8
2020-10-31 08:21Avaniyapuram Lake10
2020-11-16 09:00Arappaleeswarar Temple (அறப்பளீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோயில்)4
2020-11-04 08:11Arumbanur Irrigation Tank6
2020-11-21 06:45Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai8
2020-11-07 07:33Ariyapalayam Lake18
2020-11-11 15:00Sanyasi Varadar Temple Area, Thalavaipatty25
2020-11-06 15:30Thalavaipatty Lake15
2020-11-09 14:34Thennangudipalayam Lake12
2020-11-07 16:58Kannanur Semi Arid Grasslands,2
2020-11-12 14:00Muttal Lake25
2020-11-17 11:00Valasakkalpatti Lake or Veera Ramar Dam30
2020-11-28 16:51Thinnanur lake6
2020-11-23 08:15Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary2
2020-11-15 12:10Ammanpuram Beach3
2020-11-21 07:30Mavadi Kulam20
2020-11-22 09:53Thiruverumbur Big Tank3
2020-11-18 07:08Palar River, Shenbakkam, Vellore6
2020-11-08 06:30Adaiyur Lake4
2020-11-05 07:04National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy12
2020-11-27 07:30Kiliyur Tank6
2020-11-13 06:31Kilnathur Lake8
2020-11-21 17:35Bhupal housing colony5
2020-11-28 16:16Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, Mangalam campus8
2020-11-24 09:20Karankadu Mangroves6
2020-11-08 15:00Kaveripakkam Lake10
2020-11-23 16:44Ganapathi Agraharam - Manalur23
2020-11-22 06:49Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Tirupati4
2020-11-28 08:25Kaatuthottam Farmlands5
2020-10-31 08:05Kollidam River, Vazhkai1
2020-11-12 12:12Veedur Dam3
2020-11-10 15:24Sivaranthagam Lake3
2020-11-14 15:22Maravakkadu Salt pan6
2020-11-10 14:10Nathamedu Lake7
2020-11-06 06:51Osudu Lake2
2020-11-11 07:45Osudu / Ousteri Lake7
2020-11-09 12:49Bahour Lake PY Side4
2020-11-05 14:30Nayapakkam Lake5
2020-11-12 07:20Irumbai Lake5
2020-11-10 13:05T.N. Palayam Lake3
2020-11-07 06:48Kanagan Lake (கனகன் ஏரி)2
2020-11-08 07:29Velrampet Lake7
2020-11-12 06:43Auroville43
2020-11-08 06:15Nochimedu Lake (நொச்சிமெடு எரி)4
2020-11-15 17:00Nayapakkam Lake10
2020-11-22 16:47Manimangalam Lake4
2020-11-20 06:00SP Kovil - Hanumanthapuram Road15
2020-10-31 06:21Guduvanchery Lake4
2020-11-15 09:07PPN Power Plant4
2020-11-16 07:08Korattur Lake6
2020-11-22 07:24Kattur Lake4
2020-11-22 07:44Nanmangalam Lake4
2020-11-22 06:00Nanmangalam Reserve Forest5
2020-11-08 08:17Polacheri Lake3
2020-11-27 11:00Sirudhavur Lake (சிறுதாவுர் ஏரி)5
2020-11-01 08:14Moolacheri Lake2
2020-11-01 08:06Thirupalaivanam5
2020-11-22 06:15Perumbakkam Lake6
2020-11-09 07:08Puzhuthivakkam Lake,Chennai4
2020-11-11 06:30Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary--Saltpans2
2020-11-19 09:07Ram Nagar Swamps, Madipakkam2
2020-11-11 07:15Thaiyur Lake23
2020-11-26 14:33Livestock Farm Complex Madhavaram2
2020-11-10 07:00Pallikaranai Marsh--Southwest Watchtower (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்புநிலம் - தென்மேற்கு கவனிப்பு கோபுரம்)4
2020-11-21 07:00Pallikaranai Marsh (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம்)5
2020-11-21 14:30Guindy NP6
2020-11-20 08:29Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marshlands2
2020-11-19 09:00SSN Institutions4
2020-11-23 06:15IITM--Madras Avenue3
2020-11-25 09:00Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras2
2020-11-18 12:24Stella Maris College3
2020-11-12 12:00Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary4
2020-11-07 06:00Vettuvankeni5
2020-11-21 06:50Adayaru Estuary3
2020-11-11 07:24Edupugallu Pond4
2020-11-28 06:44Attidiya Bird Sanctuary
2020-11-15 16:19Beddegana Wetland Park8
2020-11-18 16:00Thalawathugoda Biodiversity Park2
2020-11-28 07:31Thalagama Lake (and surrounding wetlands)
2020-11-18 08:30Kaduwela (General)10
2020-11-27 05:55Kalutara (General)2
2020-11-10 09:03Batalagoda Tank6
2020-11-11 06:56Matara--Kirala Kele Sanctuary6
2020-11-18 08:00Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
2020-11-18 09:33Kalametiya5
2020-11-20 16:18Bundala Freshwater Marsh4
2020-10-31 06:57Bundala NP (General)
2020-11-15 09:08Meghadrigedda Reservoir5
2020-11-18 08:46Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary6
2020-11-20 08:41Kailasagiri hills6
2020-11-22 06:00Indira Gandhi Zoological Park10
2020-11-01 08:30Podugupalem Lake8
2020-11-15 16:19Thotlakonda4